World Vision International

Technical Advisor – Livelihoods,Technical Service Organisation

Job Description

*Preferred location: Within Asia or West Africa regions. Position location to be determined by home country of successful applicant within a jurisdiction (country or U.S. State) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Position provides high quality technical assistance to National Offices (NOs) in programme design, execution, monitoring, evaluation , research, documentation and scale-up of core project models in alignment with WV’s strategy and help achieve child well-being impact. Develops proposals for grant donors, individuals, businesses, institutions and/or foundations as per requests from the National Offices (NOs), Regional Offices (ROs) and Support offices (SOs). Position is deployed for disaster response and other requests as described in the Technical Service Organisation (TSO) service catalogue.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Policies, Standards & Guidance:

  • Reviews requests for technical services from the National offices, Regional offices, Support offices and Global Centre and develops terms of reference for provision of such expertise.

  • Provides high quality technical assistance to National Offices for Technical Approace (TA)/Technical Programme (TP) and programme design, monitoring and evaluation. This would include level 1 or 2 or 3 services to the clients.

  • Co-creates and develops new project models in collaboration with and as per the requests from the Global Centre (GC) Sector Lead.

  • Scale-up core project model implementation in NOs, in alignment with strategy.

  • Provides technical assistance NOs to contextualize and adapt partnership guidance in consideration of their contexts.

  • Conducts technical reviews and provides consulting in response to requests from NO, SO, RO or GC clients.

Staff Capability:

  • Work alongside National Office staff to build understanding of World Vision’s global sectoral approaches and core project models.

  • Provide training to clients as requested.

  • Mentors and coaches technical staff in NOs, and SOs.

  • Support the development of training resources as requested.

Innovation/Research:

  • Identify innovative and promising approaches in field implementation as they provide technical services to the NOs.

  • Share learnings within team (sector and/or project model).

Resource Development:

  • Develops winning proposals for grant donors as per specific requests from clients.

  • Acts as Chief of Party or other technical staff of grant funded programmes of National offices during start-up phase.

  • Provides other services based on service requests from clients.

Programme Quality/Evidence of Impact:

  • Ensure NO TA and TP designs meet organizational standards.

  • Influence decision makers and technical specialists in the NOs and SOs for continuous quality improvement.

  • Participate in programme evaluations where requested by NO.

  • Undertake quality assessments based on client requests and provide necessary reports and recommendations.

Knowledge Management & Communications:

  • Document lessons learned.

  • Contributes to organizational learning through active engagement and leadership with Chief of Party.

  • Ensures personal ongoing professional development and growth.

Internal Relationships:

  • Work collaboratively with staff in other TSO sectors, and with GC sector and ministry teams.

  • Approach work with a commitment to client-service, that grows the capacity of NO clients.

External Engagement:

  • Engage with external agencies as needed in the provision of technical services to clients.

  • Based on requests from clients represent World Vision as required.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Mid-level technical specialist.

  • 5 years (min) field level experience.

  • Master’s degree in relevant technical area of specialization.

  • Donor experience necessary.

  • Proven DME experience e.g. experience in use of participatory quantitative and qualitative methods for monitoring and evaluation; design of survey instruments and knowledge of sampling methodologies; appropriate data analysis methodologies; and report writing skills.

  • Proficiency in spoken and written French.

  • Strong experience in grants acquisition and management with bilateral and multilateral donors.

  • Experience both in programming, and revenue acquisition related areas.

  • Knowledge and experience with rural development research, agriculture, economic development micro-finance and emergency based programs.

  • Experience with design, implementation, and evaluation of multi-tiered training programs.

Preferred:

  • Proven abilities to set priorities, to multitask, and to work collaboratively across technical disciplines.

  • Possess outstanding professional reputation and have strong demonstrated interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills.

  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

  • Proven ability of mentoring, coaching and training on livelihoods related topics.

  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts.

  • Proven ability to handle challenging work load.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.